Category Archives: Research

“We are all here today to talk about a tooth,” Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist from Sharon, Conn., said to a captive audience at The Maritime Aquarium Monday night. For more than an hour, he spun tales of his encounters … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist This week brought more amazing news about sponges.  We’ve been long-time big-time fans, and the latest news makes us even more convinced that you too should be grateful for the simple humble sponge. It … Continue reading

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Family heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s something valuable, like an antique piece of jewelry. Other times it’s sentimental, like an infant’s christening outfit. And sometimes it’s a narwhal tusk. A friend of The Maritime Aquarium who … Continue reading

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Our seals recognize their trainers and each other, but can they recognize themselves? That’s what Maritime Aquarium intern Alexis Hudson, a senior Marine Biology major at the University of New Haven, wants to find out.

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The “Spirit of the Sound” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s new hybrid-powered research vessel will take on the name dreamed up by Kiara Velazquez, a sophomore at Brien McMahon High School.

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If you’ve ever taken a dip in Long Island Sound, you have the right to brag that you have swum with sharks. Yes, there are sharks in the Sound. Just last week, in fact, the crew of The Maritime Aquarium … Continue reading

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Commonly found in thermometers and fluorescent lights, the mesmerizing liquid metal mercury can cause such dangerous ailments as headaches, loss of concentration and coordination, and impaired hearing, vision and speech. Recent studies have tied mercury in expectant mothers to attention … Continue reading

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As time goes on, the fish population is becoming more endangered. Humans are depleting the ocean of its inhabitants at a record rate, endangering the ocean and the world’s ecosystem.  The worldwide consumption of fish has been growing steadily, damaging … Continue reading

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Most people see a horsehoe crab and assume it simply dwells on the ocean’s bottom, churning up sand and sea shells with it’s spiky legs and sweeping shell.  However, the horseshoe crab  has played a key role in the modern … Continue reading

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It is impossible to resist the orphaned orangutans of Borneo in the movie Born to Be Wild. Dr. Birute Galdikas, world-renowned primatologist, works to protect the endangered orangutans that live in the forest canopy. According to the Orangutan Foundation International, … Continue reading

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